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AIAS Seminar: Donna Briggs Bødtkjer, AIAS Associate Fellow & Biomedicine, Aarhus University

Lymphatic anatomy: the nameless and the named

Image: Thomas Bartholinus. Credit: Det Kongelige Bibliotek/Creative Commons BY-NC-ND.

Info about event


Monday 13 May 2024,  at 11:00 - 12:00


AIAS, Building 1630 room 301

Donna Briggs Bødtkjer, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University and AIAS Associate Fellow

The seminar is held in-person, but online attendance is possible via: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/67482436575

One of the greatest contributions of the Danish anatomist Thomas Bartholin to human anatomy is undoubtedly his discovery and naming of the lymphatic vessels in the 17th century. In this talk I will introduce you to this ground-breaking discovery with perspectives from my current research. I will also touch upon quandaries regarding subject anonymity and vulnerability that I find myself at odds with whilst translating and developing these historical texts for improved dissemination and accessibility.

Short Bio

Donna Briggs Bødtkjer is a current AIAS Associate Fellow (2023-2025) and an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedicine. She is a medical physiologist exploring the structure and function of the lymphatic circulation through an almost exclusively human-based translational approach. In addition to ongoing studies of lymphatic vessels in the lab and clinic, she is translating and modernizing Thomas Bartholin’s original lymphatic works.

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows, AIAS Visiting or Tandem Fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, a fellow will present and discuss her/his current research and work-in-progress for 30 minutes, closing off with 30 minutes for questions, comments and discussion.

All seminars are held in English.